About us

ECCOM is a transdisciplinary organization created to promote the cultural and creative sector and support the needs of those who work in the cultural system. 
Formed by the non-profit association ECCOM-European Center for Cultural Organization and Management and by the company ECCOM Progetti srl, ECCOM collaborates with public and private entities at a local, national and international level, and actively works with economists, archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, scientists, jurists and communication experts from different countries.
For ECCOM, culture has an active role in processes of social change and sustainability. Through its work, ECCOM studies and designs community experiences to generate innovation and cultural dialogue, promote participation in public life and promote cultural heritage as opportunities for personal and collective training and enrichment.

ECCOM has focused on these principles since 1995, executing innovative projects, training experiences and spaces for dialogue and discussion, employing different methodologies, tools and a plurality of artistic and cultural languages

The Team

Accessibility and participation

Cristina Da Milano

Archeologist specialized in research in the fields of museum education and communication, with a particular focus on the topics of lifelong learning and culture as a tool for social integration. She has published numerous contributions in specialized magazines and collective volumes and regularly teaches in postgraduate courses.
Sociology of art and culture

Maria Francesca Guida

Sociologist and PhD in territorial and urban Planning. She has been a lecturer in Cultural Marketing in Fine Arts Academies and has coordinated the Master in Marketing and Management of Culture for IED (European Institute of Design). She teaches in various post-graduate training courses.

Heritage education

Elisabetta Falchetti

Graduated in Natural Sciences at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, she has vast experience both in research and in the field. Elisabetta has worked at the Rome Zoo since 1984 and at the Civic Museum of Zoology in Rome as curator and head of the educational department since 1998. She has specialized in the interpretation and promotion of cultural and scientific heritage.

Social impact assessment

Pascuala Migone

Sociologist specialized in qualitative research and management and evaluation of projects in the cultural field. Her professional experience has focused on issues related to cultural heritage, migration, citizen participation, and local development.

Administration and library​

Claudia De Simone

Graduated in Archival and Library Sciences. After her studies, Claudia developed her passion for books by managing the fund of the Episcopal Library of Como, later becoming curator of the Silk Museum in the same city, where she dealt with the digitization of ancient material and the preparation of the Center of Textile Documentation.

Networks

Since 2015, ECCOM is part of IAWM – The International Association of Women’s Museums. Founded in 2008 in Merano and turned into an association in 2012, IAWM aims to connect women’s museums around the world and promote culture, art, education and training from a gender perspective. It holds a variety of activities including research, projects, exhibitions, conferences, and the promotion of women’s museums internationally. In this context, ECCOM coordinated SHE-Culture, a project aimed at promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue through the analysis and evaluation of gender policies. SHE-Culture, among other objectives, aimed at the creation of an interactive portal for association and the analysis of the activities and social impact of the women’s museums network.
Since January 2010, ECCOM has been a member of Culture Action Europe, organization that promotes arts and culture in Europe, with which ECCOM shares the same objectives and the awareness of how important, from a significant growth perspective, it is the contact and exchange with cultural organizations and institutions operating in different contexts. Culture Action Europe supports access to the arts and participation in culture as a fundamental right of every citizen, and exerts its influence on European cultural policies, offering cultural actors a space to share and develop common strategies.
Since 2002, ECCOM has been a member of Banca Popolare Etica, an innovative and unique bank in Italy and worldwide, that inspires its operational and cultural businesses on the principles of Ethical Finance: transparency, right of access to credit, efficiency, and attention to the non-economic consequences of economic actions. Its purpose is to manage savings by orienting them towards socio-economic initiatives that pursue social goals, which operate in full respect of human dignity and nature.
ECCOM adheres to ICOM – International Council of Museums, which gathers as members more than 20,000 museums. It includes institutions and organizations from the museums’ world, and professionals working in the sector such as educators, curators, professors, communication agents and interpreters interested in education and cultural actions applied to cultural heritage.

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